Sunday, February 06, 2005
Why oh why aren't the Rainmakers massive? Another lost treasure here. Bob Walkenhorst has a really unique voice, sharp, biting, and he can wail - well, scream really - when he needs to. They came out of the same middle-America roots-rock wellspring as Jason & The Scorchers, the Long Ryders and Lone Justice, but were always a little more....cerebral. The songs are all clever, thought-provoking and heartfelt, no more so than this wonderful track: "And yes I know my brother well and the company he's keeping/Yes I know my brother well, he sings a different tune/Yes I know my brother well, I've heard it said he's queer as hell/Pray that he's in love as well, higher than the moon".